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wanted to make a comment about the tax code system. it's so complicated. i think that the government wants to do something to help out the economy, they could institute a fair tax or a flat tax, something like the libertarian candidate gary johnson was advocating last year where if you buy something you just pay the tax on it, there is no more income tax or corporate tax but a consumption type flat tax. host: do you think that would work? caller: i think that would eliminate all these loopholes people take twn tax code system. if you're married, own a house, have children, you get all these deductions and if you don't have any of those things, then you don't get to take any of those deductions so it's just not fair. if your income comes from capital gains there is a different tax rate for you. if the government wants to help bring the economy back, make everything fair across the board as far as taxes go. host: thanks for the call. we welcome our listeners and our focus this morning the role of government in solving america's problems. it was something that dwight eisenhower talked a
dependent upon inviting thousands more people here to enjoy our resources here in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do >> hello and welcome to me your district supervisor. we're here with supervisors got scott wiener. he started his first term this january. we are going to get to know him and talk about the issues facing the city. welcome. thank you for joining us today. tell us about your background, where you grew up, went to school, and what kind of jobs to have had. >> i grew up in the philadelphia area, in new jersey. i went to school up and down the east coast. i went to undergrad at duke university. i went to law school at harvard. after clerking for a judge, i came out here in 1997. i have been here for the last 14 years. i have always lived in the castro. i am an attorney. i started out in private practice. i settle private law firm during complex commercial litigation. in 2002, and moved over to the sentences the city attorney's office where i worked on the trial team doing trials for the city, handling my own cases, and supervising a team of attorn
and keep going -- it needs to bring millions of people with it. the robin hood tax, the campaign the nurses have -- $350 billion a year from wall street for a minimum tax. you know what one of the legislator said to one of our nurses going to the capitol and talking about the wall street tax? she said, you nurses need to lower your expectations. the nurse looked at her and said, would you like for me to say that to you when i am prepare you for surgery? the true story. i mean, honestly, literally, it is a disgrace -- lower your expectations? i see what is happening out here every day. we're not going to lower our expectations. we're going to fight for a real economy. our economy has been hijacked -- we can talk about all the problems, talk endlessly about what i heard yesterday -- i heard about a woman yesterday. we heard about a real woman yesterday from michigan who actually chose to have her leg amputated because she could not afford the antibiotics in terms of taking care of her leg. she had her leg amputated because of money, because of money, because we do not have a health care syste
a lot of work on the board to pave the way for these new economic changes. we have given economic tax breaks for the new companies starting up in the city; we have changed our business taxes well. a lot of these changes are changes that affect big business in san francisco but we need to do more to make sure that we support every day businesses. we are seeing higher income people; (indiscernible) i really believe that san francisco needs to do something deliberate, specific that measures how people on the bottom rung are getting by in a better way. it's not enough that we just serve the wealthy interest; we make sure that as we do that that we support the people that i getting by not as much of the city. i was at dc about two months ago, i went to a lot of different monuments, really beautiful statues, beautiful buildings, the lincoln memorial, actually passed the lincoln memorial onto the franklin delano roosevelt memorial. something struck me there, quote from fdr: the test about progress is not whether we add more to those who have enough but whether we provided enou
at the end of the day we're accountable to the tax payers and the rate payers of city and county of san francisco. >> thank you president torres. just a clarification on the action item before us if there is one or for the later meet something. >> the sfpuc commission agenda provides for them to discuss and take action, so our understanding is that the commission secretary would call the roll for the sfpuc so that they could vote on this agenda item for lafco it was just a discussion item. >> thank you. commissioner vietor. >> yes and i appreciate all the public comments that have been made and the comments too from this body and all of the work that the puc has done. i have been on the public utilities commission for four years plus and i know this cleanpower sf issue -- i think it's been eight years, nine years in the coming, and when i came on there was really this sort of sense that the puc wasn't stepping up, that the city didn't care that we weren't moving quickly enough and he we are at this opportunity to really move things forward. i think it's really remarkable and i think
disposable income, exactly the kind of customers who bought for your stores and your tax base in the city. joe cortright also based in portland has done a lot of research into what that means and he took walk square based in seattle. raise your hand if you know about box score. most of you. reteach address in the world. i guess it's america. google maps data in terms of its workability. so joe cortright did a study and found it depends with 50 year reign, but every point is worth on average added 100 about $2000. every point on a 100-point scale figures in d.c. an empty lot is worth $200,000. people are paying more for these places. the premium for walkable housing versus drivable housing is about 50% in seattle, 150% of denver, 200%. the exact same footage rather than outside the city. seemed true for office rents. not the same ratios. in the d.c. area inside the beltway have jumped to 27% higher than the best office outside the city. so more and more people want this and they want to pay for it if your city has set for them. but the other great discussion called portland's workability d
and over responsible adults to use cannabis responsibly like they do in other nations. it will tax the recreation industry like tomatoes and the money will go to the social infrastructure. we will go nationwide with this. plan ongoing worldwide with this. we will end the war on cannabis. using a medicine that comes from god, genesis 2:9, crack open your bibles. san francisco is a city of love. congratulations. it is the interest of my life work since 1976. god bless you all. >> next speaker. >> president chiu, supervisors, elected officials and public. i stand to be in a great deal of excitement because within our african-american tradition we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. i congratulate those who have been elected on this most auspicious occasion. i want to say that i think it is very good that supervisor cohen was selected as the person to be president. and i want to offer my own support of that cause. supervisor breed, you stated something about doctor king. i thought i might leave this quote with you. for doctor king said, "change
to take a loan from a 401(k). >> reporter: loans that result in penalties, taxes, and lost interest. people in their 40s are most likely to borrow against their 401(k)s, but the financial pressure doesn't end there. another new study by aarp shows that the older you are, the higher your credit card debt. >> for the first time, people over age 50 are having more credit card debt, $2,000 more, than people who are younger. >> reporter: and that debt makes it more likely they'll borrow against their 401(k). it's a vicious cycle. how to avoid it? experts say you need a rainy day fund that's not your 401(k), and start saving separately for retirement in your 20s so you have at least a year's salary at 35, three years at 45, and by retirement at 67, you should have put away at least eight times your final salary. six years after tapping out their iras, they are both working, and once again saving for retirement. >> we worked very hard to get to where we are today. >> reporter: determined to enjoy their golden years after learning some hard lessons. chris jansing, nbc news, new york. >>> we
$55 million in tax revenue. nightlife is the only significant industry in this city that sometimes gets treated at times as it is a nuisance, a problem to be managed. and of course, we have to focus on making sure it is safe and that people are complying with the laws and that we are not having shooting. but when you get so focused on combating the negatives -- every industry has the negatives. you can sometimes lose sight of the positives and we know there are a huge positives for nightlife in the city. we know that a lot of our street shares are at risk -- street fairs are at risk of being given fees to death. we have completely outdated the planning commission like that mission how are used district, which makes it extremely hard to do anything alcohol related in a big swath of the mission. there was a bowling alley that wanted to go in at 17th and van ness and they were not going to be able to do it because they would have been banned from even selling beer. that is the tip of the iceberg in terms of planning provisions that make it hard to foster a knife in the city. we are no
of a bookkeeping system. and they will figure out the payroll taxes and everything. but then the parent of child becomes the employer and they do the hiring and firing process . i think that if a person is a little bit educated, they can find answers on how to do this. but i think it's a problem for some parents, because first of all, they have to take care of the special needs child, the adult whatever. there is a language barrier. some are from a totally different country. back in the '80s, it used to be if you had a respite worker, there was an agency that did all of the payroll and everything, and then they would just pay the worker. and then later on, they pushed it onto the parents and the parents had to do this. but not everybody is going to understand that whole accounting process. so i think this needs to be addressed. >> thank you harriet. any other council member who wishes to make a comment? >> to item no. 8. information item, report from the disability disaster preparedness committee. and denise will read that report. >> thank you, chip. the disability disaster preparedness commi
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. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but it's just elitist hypocrite when this comes it a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> sean: powerful ad, but yet, anything the n.r.a. points out seems to just come under attack. >> well, i mean, it's come to the point in this country at that hypocrisy is right out there in the open. i mean, the fact is, all of these are backing hee and political people when their kids go to school, by and large protected by police and armed security. i mean, what's unfair is there are moms and dads all over this country, getting up and sending their kids to school on monday and tuesday next week that are praying that their kids come whom safe. and we could immediately help protect those kids by putting armed security in schools, same armed security that the elite has. it's the same with self-defense. these celebrities in hollywood, the rich, the powerful, the politicians are all protected, body guards, security, all the magazines they want. i mean, since when does the idea of protection limited to a
demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but it's just elitist hypocrite when this comes it a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> sean: powerful ad, but yet, anything the n.r.a. points out seems to just come under attack. >> well, i mean, it's come to the point in this country at that hypocrisy is right out there in the open. i mean, the fact is, all of these are backing hee and political people when their kids go to school, by and large protected by police and armed security. i mean, what's unfair is there are moms and dads all over this country, getting up and sending their kids to school on monday and tuesday next week that are praying that their kids come whom safe. and we could immediately help protect those kids by putting armed security in schools, same armed security that the elite has. it's the same with self-defense. these celebrities in hollywood, the rich, the powerful, the politicians are all protected, body guards, security, all the magazines they want. i mean, since when does the idea of protection limited to a
of taxes, but it's just elitist hypocrite when this comes it a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> sean: powerful ad, but yet, anything the n.r.a. points out seems to just come under attack. >> well, i mean, it's come to the point in this country at that hypocrisy is right out there in the open. i mean, the fact is, all of these are backing hee and political people when their kids go to school, by and large protected by police and armed security. i mean, what's unfair is there are moms and dads all over this country, getting up and sending their kids to school on monday and tuesday next week that are praying that their kids come whom safe. and we could immediately help protect those kids by putting armed security in schools, same armed security that the elite has. it's the same with self-defense. these celebrities in hollywood, the rich, the powerful, the politicians are all protected, body guards, security, all the magazines they want. i mean, since when does the idea of protection limited to a politician, a powerful, elite, a celebri
$1.5 million a year. voters had a chance to save the stations but they rejected a parcel tax measure in november. >> the people that will be most impacted will be the people that live within the area where the stations are being closed. right now, we anticipate on average about a minute to a minute and 15 seconds increase in response times. >> in about 20 minutes fire administrators will meet with the community in lafayette to talk about the station that closed in that city. the meeting will be held at the veterans memorial building on mount diablo boulevard. >>> breaking news. yet another boeing 787 dreamliner has made an emergency landing. this latest problem in japan. the all nippon airways flight touched down at the airport after a cockpit message showed battery problems. the u.s. government is conducting a review to find out what caused those problems on several other 787s over the past two weeks including fire and a fuel leak. >>> proud to tell people -- >> what price would you pay to get a degree? coming up, how more bay area student
. a larger cost on a smaller tax base, and, arguably, less affluent communities. man: sewickley township is a rural farming community, however, herminie itself would be considered to be the downtown area of the township. it's the agways, the auto-parts store, the bank. it's your typical small-town village. man: people think that rural areas are pristine and perfect and everybody has a nice, simple life. that's, uh, not exactly the situation here. when you come into town in the summer, you know you're coming to herminie. woman: the aroma in 90-degree days... can sometimes just want to knock you over. woman: we have water. we have power, we have gas, but we have no sewage. i guess when they laid out the town years ago, it just all went into the pipes and straight into the "crick." sabljak: i've lived here 43 years in the same house. when i moved here, they told us that sewage would be here shortly. and here it is 43 years later and we still don't have it. my husband and i went to the first meeting. he always said, "boy, i'll never see it in my lifetime." well... my husband passed away last
for the new tenants. >> homes for people, tax revenue to our schools and it'll be a really true asset to this community. >> reporter: think of something like this. developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly but some boaters are daring to be evicted. paul suple has been here for 20 years. >> i'm staying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> reporter: the state's land commission may some day reopen the outer marina but as of midnight tonight, sailors are more or less homeless. >> boating is an adventure and it's on to the next adventure for us. >> reporter: at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. >> reporter: shares in apple fell today and kept falling. shared dropped below the 500 level closing at $485 at the close. that's a loss of more than 3% today and nearly 9% for the year. reports that apple has reduced orders for the iphone 5 parts have apparently scared off investors. the markets were mixed today on wall street. the dow gained 27 points the nasdaq lost six. it was dragged down by those apple shares, while the
. >> homes for people, tax revenue to our schools and it'll be a really true asset to this community. >> reporter: think of something like this. developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly but some boaters are daring to be evicted. paul suple has been here for 20 years. >> i'm staying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> reporter: the state's land commission may some day reopen the outer marina but as of midnight tonight, sailors are more or less homeless. >> boating is an adventure and it's on to the next adventure for us. >> reporter: at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. >> reporter: shares in apple fell today and kept falling. shared dropped below the 500 level closing at $485 at the close. that's a loss of more than 3% today and nearly 9% for the year. reports that apple has reduced orders for the iphone 5 parts have apparently scared off investors. the markets were mixed today on wall street. the dow gained 27 points the nasdaq lost six. it was dragged down by those apple shares, while the dow was rallied.
to retire after the city council refused to put a sales tax hike on the november ballot which he wanted to help fund the department. >>> university of california president mark yudolf announced today he plans to step down in august. yudolff says he's been dealing with a number of health issues and while he's overcome them he says it's time to change his professional life. he says he plans to return to uc berkeley to teach law. >>> uc berkeley says it's received a report number of applications for the next freshman class. some 67,000 people have applied. that's a 10% hike from last year when 61,000 tried to get in. freshman applicants can expect to hear if they were expected on march 28. transfer students will know on april 26th. >>> california's latest employment report shows job growth holding steady statewide while the bay area saw its best year in more than a decade. unemployment remained at 9.8% that's the same as december. the nine county region added more than 91,000 jobs that's the best annual growth in a dozen years since 2000. that's when the bay area added 129,000 jobs at the
the closures after voters rejected a property tax increase. >>> and the san mateo city council is ordering a convenience store to close just weeks after it opened. neighbors of the 7-eleven on north san mateo drive complained that it was on property that's zoned residential. the city council agreed and voted last night to shutter the door. an appeal is expected. >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news in the east bay. a fire in crockett. we are going to elizabeth with the very latest. >> okay, thanks, guys. yeah, it's a building fire in crockett right there along the waterfront in a residential neighborhood. and with us on the phone we just got fire battalion chief from crockett dean "columbo." thank you so much for joining us this morning. are the problems fighting this fire? -- are there problems fighting this fire? >> yes. we are having access problems. we are unable to put crews on the pier. it's an old pier. so we are trying to reach things from the shoreline. very difficult to get to the fire that's actually under the pier and still burn
tax increase. >>> the san mateo city council is ordering a convenience store to close just weeks after it opened. neighbors of the 7-eleven on north san mateo drive complained that it was on property that is zoned residential. the city council agreed and voted last night to shut the store down. an appeal is expected. >>> 6:09 now. the tanker that scraped a bay bridge tower last week made a sudden change in course right before that crash. the ship was on course to pass between the c and d towers on the bridge but the bay area news group reports it made a quick turn to the right to go between the d and the e towers instead and that's when it bumped the e tower. >>> settlements are expected in more than 300 claims against pg&e after the san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people. attorneys think those cases will be settled in the next three months as the utility hopes to avoid going to trial. already 120 cases have been settled through mediation. >>> and today lance armstrong confirmed what a lot of people have believed all along. >>
in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says gangs have been responsible for about 90% of the violent crime. >> we know that's probably 1%, 2% of the population causing this violence. we're focused on them. chief jordan says the police department is already getting help from the chp. he plans to have more police academies and also add 70 officers.
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